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WASHINGTON -- This week marks the passing of celebrated photographer Gordon Parks, who died in March 2006 at the age of 93.

Parks is recognized for many talents beyond his photography. He was a novelist, journalist, activist and film director.

But also worth lauding is the fact that Gordon Parks was, for a time, a resident and observer of the nation's capital.

After an exhibition of one of Chicago's rundown neighborhoods, he won a photography fellowship with the Farm Security Administration in D.C.

Below, we've pulled some examples of Parks' photos in D.C. working for the Farm Security Administration from the digital archives of the Library of Congress.
Woman Caring For Children, August 1942.jpg
Waiting, June 1942.jpg
Southeast D.C., November 1942.jpg
Seaton Road Boy, June 1942.jpg
Saying Grace, November 1942.jpg
Porch Door, November 1942.jpg
Neighborhood Children.jpg
Naylor\'s, November 1942.jpg
Construction Workman, June 1942.jpg
Boys, November 1942.jpg
Anacostia Housing, July 1942.jpg
Anacostia Dance Group, July 1942.jpg

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